Spherio hosts Kendra Johnson, Froylan Sifuentes, and Amy Battisti-Ashe interview two MIT graduate students who have recently done work with American Indian groups in the United States. Nick Buchanan is a doctoral candidate in the Program in Science, Technology and Society and is writing his dissertation on negotiating environmental management. He has primarily been working with the Klamath tribes in Oregon. Amit Sarin is a Masters in City Planning candidate in the department of Urban Studies and Planning who went to Navajo Nation over January of 2008 to explore how traditional peacemaking can help resolve conflicts over coal plants and point the way toward an alternative path of renewable infrastructure development. Over the course of the hour we explore different understandings of the environment, discuss the underlying social causes of environmental degradation, and examine the implications of working toward restoration and green energy development.